It is always exciting to see former players take their game to the next level and continue to find success at the college level. Each and every year, there have been players that have come through and played in front of Phenom Hoop Report, who are now showcasing their talent on the college level. We want to recognize those former alums, so here is our latest prospect.
Player: Ian Dubose
College: Houston Baptist
High School: Ravenscroft
College Stats (18-19): 17.9 points per game, 6.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists (21 games)
Dubose was a name well-known throughout the area of Raleigh and throughout the state of North Carolina. He brought a unique skillset to the floor with his size, versatility, and ability to play anywhere on the court.
After an impressive freshman campaign at Houston Baptist, posting 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, Dubose continues to elevate his play, ranking as the No. 1 scorer in the Southland Conference so far this season.
Now posting nearly 18 points per game in his second season, should we be surprised with his production? Not really.
Back in 2015 at the Phenom Showcase when DuBose was only a junior, we had this to say:
“Another name that Phenom has been familiar with for quite some time now. Big frame forward that has really good speed and has a nice frame, though he is 6’4. He was a big part of the first half, leading the way with 15 points and four rebounds, showing that he is a more than capable scorer. DuBose really just understands the game and takes what the defense gives him. Really good player overall and is a workhorse on both ends.”
At the prestigious NC Top 80, which hosts the top talent from around the state, Phenom Hoops reported this:
“Ian has always played with a high motor and full throttle approach to the game and his play at the NC Top 80 was no exception. He has excellent strength and size and while he is best attacking the rim, Ian has improved his perimeter game. Coach Carrier stated, “Ian has a great feel for the game. He makes everyone on his team better and can play and guard multiple positions on the court. He is a versatile defender and most of all is so coachable.” In addition, Ian demonstrated an excellent attitude, basketball IQ and played unselfishly the entire day. While Ian is quite effective with the ball in his hands, he moves well without the ball and gets easy scoring opportunities utilizing his instincts and hustle.”
Now, DuBose is continuing his career at Houston Baptist, playing at an incredibly high level and now leading the conference in scoring in just his second season. Shooting 50 percent from the floor, 43 percent from three and proving he is a dynamic scorer, we can’t wait to see how he continues to develop and prove doubters wrong.
Check him out below at the Phenom High School Jamboree, playing with Ravenscroft.